Here’s what we reviewed in comics this week that you might want to check out:
Justice League #40
This is shaping up to be a Superman centered arc, which is fine. But it is a little unfortunate after having a book place lesser used characters like Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl front and center, while the trinity took a back seat. In issue #40, both of them are gone, and it’s yet to be seen if they’re going to be a part of this team going forward or not.
Martian Manhunter #12
I’ve really loved how this series was at the base level just about dealing with your issues. It humanizes a shape-shifting green alien in the simplest of ways. We resonate with J’onn because we kind of are J’onn. Our family didn’t burn to death on Mars, but we, like J’onn, don’t deal with our issues.
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
While X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 reads more like a Fantastic Four book than an X-Men one, I think that works in its favor. The X-men are intimidating, alluring, and most of all, driven. Zdarsky paints the mutants more like an antagonistic force to be reckoned with, without the restraint and civility they’ve had in the past.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #15
The battle against Ultimatum is certainly taking its toll on Miles. While I like the smaller, more personal character moments, I feel like the pacing of the main plot could speed up a bit. Ahmed is slowly working through the Ultimatum arc and one could get a bit anxious waiting to see more of it unfold.
What books did you check out this week that we didn’t cover? Hit us in the comments or on our social media!